figure in the photo shows the costume of the wife of the Dojoh family
when she goes out in the later half of Edo era.
an "awase (=unite)" kimono with "murasakiji-yuzen-shishu-monyoh",
literally means "Purple cloth of yuzen zome (=wax-resist dyeing)
with embroidered patterns". The
"fu-obi" band is connected with a "koshi-himo (=waist
string)" string of "maruguke",
up the "kaitori" dress (or "uchikake" dress) of
yellowish green "chijimi" textiles in the "tsubo-ori"
style, the figure covers her head with a "kazuki" coat.
"kazuki" coat of the Edo era differs from an ordinary "kosode",
a kimono with short sleeves. Sice
the "kurikoshi", the shifted size of collar, is shifted
forward, the "kazuki" coat is easy to wear.
silk fabrics is indigo-blue in color; it is dyed in "hanada"
color (=blue) with the "matsukawa-zome-monnyoh", literally
means "the skin of a pinetree in diamond-shape pattern."
"mage" chignon is in the "age-sage" style.
[ The "ro"
is a kind of silk fabrics which vertical thread and horizontal thread
were twined, became thin, and made the nets. There is cool feeling and
it is an object for midsummer. ] The
eyebrows are "tsukuri-mayu (=make-up eyebrows)" and It is a
semicircle to the upper directiopn. The
costume in the photo is the original one which has been preserved since
the Edo era.